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Africa must invest in systems to harness future agricultural technologies

By Dr. Ousmane Badiane In order to compete on an equal footing in tomorrow’s global economy, African agriculture must embrace emerging technologies African agriculture has shown impressive growth during the past couple of decades, but for the most part it … Continue reading

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Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism drum for use of GMO seeds

By Lilian Lucas August 02, 2017 Morogoro – Tanzania. Agricultural research bodies in the country should expedite researches which will facilitate the use of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seed as the case with other African countries. The Minister for Natural … Continue reading

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Medical and Public Health Professionals see GMOs as a potential to Solving hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity problems in Nigeria.

OFAB Nigeria August, 2017 Medical and Public Health Professionals see GMOs as a potential to solving hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity problems in Nigeria. According to the President of the Nigerian Medical Association of Nigeria, Prof Mike Ogirima: “where there … Continue reading

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Taraba State Government – Nigeria declares support for GM Technology

By OFAB Nigeria July, 2017 “As a state, if we want to take agriculture to the next level, we have to adopt the use of modern technologies. We are happy that OFAB is not only here to sensitize but also … Continue reading

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Farmers bemoan losses caused by Fall Armyworm in Busia, Kenya

By Nancy Juma What do you say to a farmer whose crop is being gobbled up by the Fall Armyworm as he literally watches? Charles Weko, a small scale farmer from Busia county depends on farming to pay for his … Continue reading

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Professional Kenyan women in support of Agricultural Biotechnology

By OFAB Kenya April 2017 Kenyan women in biosciences expressed their concerns on the unpredictable biotechnology and biosafety policy environment and urged the government to streamline coordination between relevant regulatory arms to enable research. The women were speaking during the … Continue reading

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Ugandan leaders passes a resolution demanding the enactment of the biotechnology and biosafety law

OFAB Uganda February 2017 Following sensitization from Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB) Uganda chapter on the benefits of biotechnology to the Ugandan economy and improving livelihoods of farmers, Ugandan leaders have passed a resolution demanding the enactment of the … Continue reading

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